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Myanmar’s English proficiency ranked bottom 10% worldwide

Myanmar is ranked 82 out of 88 countries in English proficiency ranking for non-native speakers, according to a survey by the EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI). It is the first time the country appeared on the annual index, which has been published for the eighth consecutive year. Six ASEAN member states were ranked higher […]

Internet cafes change model to keep custom

In the previous era of bad connections, internet cafes served primarily to hook up users with services like Facebook and Gmail, charging for access to the online world. “I used to depend on internet cafes,” said Ko Thein Htike Aung, a frequent internet user. “But that was when internet connections were harder to get.” Cafes […]

Oxford University Strengthens Ties in Myanmar

YANGON — Less than one year after reopening its doors to undergraduates, Myanmar’s most prominent institution of higher education is strengthening ties with the University of Oxford in England, where opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied in the 1960s and earned an honorary degree in 2012. The renowned British university signed a Memorandum of […]